The EU Institutions provide numerous databases. These include full texts, bibliographical references or facts on many areas of EU policy (including EU law, research, statistical data, current news, contact data, information on tenders and programs, etc.).

Information and access to related EU databases (EDC Mannheim)

EU Publications gives an overview of EU publications, reports, statistics and EU libraries. Access the register of documents of the EU institutions for all official EU documents.

EUR-Lex provides free access in the 24 official EU languages to:

  • the Official Journal of the European Union;
  • EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.);
  • preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.);
  • EU case-law (judgements, orders, etc.) and international agreements;
  • international agreements;
  • EFTA documents and other public documents.

CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service) is the European Commission's primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU's framework programmes for research and innovation, from FP1 to Horizon Europe.

CORDIS has a rich and structured public repository with all project information held by the European Commission such as project factsheets, participants, reports, deliverables and links to open-access publications.

CORDIS also produces its own range of publications and articles to make it easier for you to find relevant results that you can use in your domain. The print editions are in English while the web versions are also available in French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

EU Law in Force is a new website offering quick and easy access to currently applicable European Union law and especially aimed at non-experts. It was launched in July 2022 and is accessible via the portal of the Publications Office of the European Union.

EU Law in Force complements EUR-Lex, the reference website and largest resource on EU law. It provides simple and direct access to the latest consolidated version of an act – the version that presents what is currently in force, integrating all changes (amendments and corrections) made over time into a single document. For non-experts it would be otherwise difficult to get this overview in one click.

EU Law in Force also provides other elements that constitute EU law: international agreements, EU treaties and case-law from the Court of Justice of the European Union. Finally, it gives a prominent place to the Summaries of EU Legislation: simple explanations of main EU legal acts that help readers better understand the legal texts they consult.

Legislative procedures

Follow the life cycle of a legislative proposal from the moment it is launched until the final law is adopted.

A timeline gives a visual representation of the procedure. All interventions by the institutions & bodies involved in the decision‑making process are represented.

From the timeline, you can access detailed information about each institution's decisions & how they were taken; the services & departments involved; the legal basis of the act, etc.

Legislative Observatory

The European Parliament's database for monitoring the EU decision-making process provides a detailed overview and summaries of all legislative procedures in all their individual steps, planned activities of the EU institutions and plenary sessions of the European Parliament. Links to documents and the summaries of the most important documents complete the offer.

The database of the Court of Justice of the European UnionInfoCuria case-law contains all publicly accessible information on cases (judgments, opinions, orders and notices) pending before the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service Tribunal.

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The Statistical Office of the European Union (EUROSTAT) provides data and statistics for Europe that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Eurostat does not collect its own data, but compiles statistics from the Member States and harmonises them on the basis of a uniform methodology.

The 'Database' of EUROSTAT contains the full range of data publically available at Eurostat. They are presented in multi-dimensional tables with various selection features and export formats.
Data and information stored in the data navigation tree are updated twice a day at 11:00 and 23:00. the official portal of European data is a central point of access to European open data from international, European Union, national, regional, local and geodata portals. It offers a growing amount of raw data for free use and re-use.

Agri-food Data Portal
Data on national and European agriculture and common agricultural policy (CAP), provided by the European Commission's agricultural and rural development department.

Databases and indicators of the European Commission Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

European Central Bank (ECB) – Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW)
The ECB – assisted by the national central banks (NCBs) and other national (statistical and supervisory) authorities of the European Union – develops, collects, compiles and disseminates statistics. The Statistical Data Warehouse (SDW) is a platform where euro area statistics, including in some cases national breakdowns are made available.

European Environment Agency (EEA)
Data and maps.

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Data and resources.

European Industrial Emissions Portal of the European Environment Agency (EEA)
The website presents information on the largest industrial complexes in Europe, releases and transfers of regulated substances to environmental media, waste transfers as well as more detailed data on energy input and emissions for large combustion plants in EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
Gender statistics from all over the European Union (EU) and beyond, at the EU, Member State and European level.

European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA)
The EUMOFA database is accessible by supply chain stage, through simple and advanced tables, and through the bulk download facility. Data are available on weekly, monthly and yearly bases.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
Data on the drug situation in Europe provided by the Member States.

Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) Data Portal
The European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) Data+ catalogue enables any user to discover datasets, web portals and platforms, stakeholder organisations, networks and forums as well as projects and Commission activities relevant to EU policies on migration and demography. It draws on a wide range of existing information sources. You can browse through this information by clicking on the domain categories below, or search for text inside the box.

Tax and benefits indicators database of the European Commission Economy and Finance is used to examine the likely impacts of tax policies on economic growth and employment. The database covers all EU Member States with annual data going back to the year 2001.

Press Releases Database contains all the Press Releases of the European Commission. It also contains press releases of some of the other European institutions including the Council of the European Union.

IATE: the inter-institutional terminology database of the European Union has been used in the EU institutions and agencies since summer 2004 for the collection, dissemination and shared management of EU-specific terminology.
IATE incorporated all of the existing terminology databases of the EU's translation services into one inter-institutional database containing approximately 1.4 million multilingual entries.

EU Who is who: is an electronic directory of managers and services in the EU institutions, bodies and agencies.